b. in east-timor, daughter of chinese mother and portuguese father. grew up in portugal but considers herself a world citizen having lived in countries such as germany, france, poland, brazil and united states, has a major degree in sociology but since early age she has the passion for art, poetry and photography to which she's now dedicated. catarina has an eclectic taste and works in different artistic languages but the visual poetry and subtlety are always present in her work. 
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founder and editor of @mood_artcollective, an independent art curation platform created to share artworks and inspire artists.
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2022
 - collective exhibition featuring 3 bodies of work - portuguese american art gallery
 - collective exhibition 'silence' - ph21 gallery, budapest, hungary 
 - editor’s pick featured in the 'portrait awards 2022' - lensculture 
2021
 - critical mass scholarship - photolucida, portland, oregon, usa
 - collective exhibition 'sertao em mim' - festival qxas, ceara, brazil 
 - editor’s pick featured in the 'critics' choice 2021' competition gallery awards 2021 - lensculture 
 - collective exhibition 'the 2020 favorite photo exhibition' curated by aline smithson - lenscratch
2020
 - editor’s pick featured in 'art photography awards 2021' - lensculture 
 - awarded with honorable mention in people: portrait category - nd awards
 - featured in 'self-portraits: photographers in confinement' - fotoevidence | fotodemic, nyc, usa
 - jury's award winner and collective exhibition '2020 studio school I annual student exhibition´ - the glassell school of art, the museum of fine arts, houston, usa
 - collective exhibition 'the performer' curated by loosenart, rome, italy
 - editor’s pick featured in black & white photography awards 2020 competition gallery  - lensculture 
 - collective exhibition '#icpconcerned' I global images for global crisis - international center of photography (icp), nyc, usa 
 - collective exhibition 'expo arte 14a edicao' by casa expo, sao paulo, brazil
 - 2 diaries featured in 'reflections on a changing time' - fotodemic, nyc, usa
 - pre-selected in the categories 'selfie' and 'single image' - paraty em foco (pef) paraty, rj, brazil​​​​​​​
 - collective exhibition 'quarentena projetada' - midia ninja and instituto moreira salles (ims), brazil 
 - commended winner in experimental photography category  and collective exhibition - creative photo award, siena, italy 
2019 - book presentation in collective exhibition - panamericana, school of art and design, sao paulo, brazil 
2018 - editor’s pick featured in 'visualstorytelling' category - lensculture 
2018 - collective exhibition - umapaz, sao paulo, brazil